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Ashley McCullough 





Jessy Clonts 

Associate Editor 

Darren Greiving 

Photo Editor 

Rachel Julius 

Design Editor 

Jason Massingill 
Brenda Kimmi 

Staff Writers 

Michael Swan 

Faculty Adviser 

On the cover. 

The Honeybears have performed 
throughout the year. Here, they 
dance at a basketball game. 

Butler County Community College 
901 S. Haverhill Road 
Building 100, Room 104 
El Dorado, KS 67042 

Letters to the Editor encouraged 

See what it takes 
to be in one of the 
state's best nursing programs 


Butler's livestock 
judging team ranks 
in the top five in the nation 


Catch the "skinny" 
on fast food 



Change in rules 
puts Butler's 

men's and women's teams in 

a bind 




Here is the squad 
that cheered you 
through two championships 

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See some of the 
places to be in 

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Story and Page Design by Ashley McCullough 
Photos by Darren Greiving 

Some information provided by 
www. bucc. cc. ks. us/nursing 

Sutler's Nursing 

"Building a Career Centered 
on Caring" 

During lab, a nur 
using a catheter. 

Some of us students at 
Butler County take our 
classes for granted. And 
our declared majors too for that 
fact. Butler's nursing students have 
a lot of experience accepting 
rejection. Most of Butler's students 
wait in line for the opportunity to be 
admitted to the Nursing Program. 

Approximately 120 
students apply for admission to the 
Nursing Program each year. 
Unfortunately, only 40 of those 
applicants will be accepted in the 
Fall semester and 40 in the Spring 
semester. The Nursing Department 
accepts the applicants with the 
highest GPA (grade point average) 
and eliminate from there. The 
restricted enrollment is because 
the guidelines set by the Kansas 
State Board of Nursing allow a 
limited number of students to be 
admitted to the program each 
semester. Those guidelines are 

based on three main factors: the 
student-to-faculty ratio, availability 
to clinical facilities and how many 
people the labs can serve. 

"Our program has 
maintained a positive image in the 
nursing program for 32 years," said 
Patricia Bayles, Dean, Nursing, 
Allied Health and Childcare. "Our 
program is the oldest Associate 
Degree nursing program in Kansas. 
We have a highly qualified faculty 
along with excellent clinical settings 
for learning, enabling us to offer our 
students a quality education in 
health care." 

Butler's positive image 
brings young nurses to their 
effective program. 

"I heard Butler County had 
a really good nursing program," 
said Olive Leite, Wichita, nursing 
student. "Butler was the least 
expensive college for me. I like the 
instructors at Butler. I get more 

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attention from them and I learn 
more here than I did at the 
University of Kansas. I also make 
better grades here and I like the 
fact that the class sizes are small." 
Many students feel a two- 
year nursing degree will allow them 
to enter the work force quicker, 
although a four-year program 
provides more 

nursing school," said Paula 
Stanislaus, sophomore. "I 
contacted the State Board of 
Nursing and they recommended 
Butler County's Nursing Program. 
Butler's Nursing Program was 
rated number one in the state for a 
two-year program. After I finish at 
Butler I will return overseas to 
pursue my 

options. A 
student must 
pass 35 credit 
hours of 
nursing training 
for a two-year 
degree. For a 
degree, a 

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continue their 

education after 
Butler County. 

Butler I plan to 
stay here 

student must successfully pass at 
least 50 credit hours of training. 
For a master's degree, you have to 
specialize in one department. 

"Butler was a good 
experience and it taught me what I 
needed to know to be a LPN," said 
Brandy Bennett, Wichita, Nursing 

Butler's nursing program 
attracts non-traditional nursing 
students as well. 

"I had lived in Holland for 
1 1 years and decided to go to 

(Wichita)," said Leite. "I'll most 
likely get a job, make some money 
and then go back to finish school. I 
want to go back to get my degree 
so I can do more. With just staying 
here I can do nursing, but I 
couldn't be an Administrator like I 
could with a degree." 

Butler County Community 
College Department of Nursing 
exists to develop competent 
graduate nurses to meet the health 
care needs of the communities it 

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BCCC'S Best 

Kept Secret 

Story and Photos 

There are many activities 
on campus that are well-known like 
football, basketball and choir. 
There is another activity, though, 
that is not well-known that should 
be - the livestock judging team. 
The livestock judging team judges 
cattle, sheep, swine and horses 
based on either their breeding or 
market characteristics. Their 
awards are many. 

The livestock judging team 
begins practicing in the fall about a 
week before school starts. Chris 
Mullinix, who is also an agricultural 
instructor, coaches the team. 

"Livestock judging is 
different from other activities on 
campus in that we practice year 
round," Mullinix said. The team 
practices 30 to 40 hours a week. 

"The team pretty much 
goes full board." 

"The contests usually start 
around 7 in the morning and go till 
around 5 in the evening," said 

by Jason Massingill 

Mullinix. The contests usually have 
seven or eight classes of animals 
that are used for breeding or 
marketing. When you are looking at 
marketing you are concentrating on 
eating quality which is muscle and 
fat. When you're looking at 
breeding you are concentrating on 
breeding soundness. The team 
judges which animals they think are 
the best and puts them into a 
"placing." Then when the judging is 
over with they give "reasons." 
These are two-minute 
presentations justifying the placing 
they chose for that class of animal. 
The livestock judging team 
is doing quite well this year. In the 
last ten contests they have been to 
they have always placed in the top 
ten. They are among the top five in 
the nation. The livestock judging 
team consists of 15 members who 
come from all over the United 

The livestock judging team 

may not be one of the most well- 
known activities on campus, but 
they are definitely one of the most 
successful in what they do. 



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Front: Chris Mullinix, Wendy Lynn, David Gordon, Shellie 
Moore, Marsha Johnson, Erin Roach, Billy Stein, Brandon 
Ochs, and Cody Sankey 

Back: Paige Johnson, Eric Gleue, Brent Jennings, Tanner 
Dowling, Jace Johnson, Teroyl Mueller, and Jeremiah Darr 

A livestock judging member gives practice reasons to coach 
Chris Mullinix. This is a big portion of their contest. 

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Story by Mr. Michael Swan and Brenda Kimmi 
Photo by Darren Greiving 

If you like fast food, 
you've got quite a choice in 
El Dorado. Working at a fast 
food establishment or 
restaurant may be your 
chance at some cash. For 
the busy college student who 
does not always eat on 
campus, it may also be one 
of your best chances at 

There are many 
college students who make 
money working at fast food 
restaurants in town. Tiffany 
Rawlings, 20, Augusta 
sophomore, spends 30 hours 
a week working at Taco Tico. 
Matt Reynolds, 19, Garnett 
freshman, spends 15 hours 
per week working at 
Quizno's. They both do a 

little bit of everything. Their 
responsibilities include 
cooking food, doing dishes, 
answering the phone, 
sweeping floors and working 
the drive through window. 

Rawlings said that so 
far she eats there when she 
is working and has not tired 
of the food. Reynolds reports 
the same. 

Taco Tico's most 
popular items are bean and 
cheese burritos, Rawlings 
said. At Quizno's, the top 
seller is the classic Italian 
sub, Reynolds said. 

The customers are 

"The whole Kansas 
City Wizards soccer team 
came in and ate here one 

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day," Reynolds said. 

"There are about 1 5 
college students going into 
Taco Tico a day," Rawlings 


Breakfast is the most 
popular meal for Butler 
students at Spangles, 
according to General 
Manager Barrett Griffith. The 
most popular menu item 
overall, however, is the 
Gourmet Supreme 

For a low fat meal 
there, you can get grilled 
chicken and fat-free 

Many fast food 
establishments offer these 
low fat options. 

There are over 30 
restaurants and fast food 
establishments in El Dorado. 
So get out there and enjoy. 

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Story by F3renda Kim mi 
Photos by Darren Gre'wjnq 


People of all ages went 
to the Kansas Coliseum for World 
Championship Wrestling (WCW) 
on Feb. 6. The entertainment is 
popular with college students. 
WCW brought the likes of the 
Harris Boys, Varsity Club, Chris 
"Champion" Kanyon, Dusty 
Rhodes, Jerry Flinn, Tank Abbott, 
Tag Team Champions 
Mamalukes, David, Daffney, 
Crowbar, Rick Flair, Terry Funk, 
Total Package, Bam Bam 
Bigelow, Heavyweight Champion 
Jeff "The Chosen One" Jarrett 
and World Heavyweight 
champion Sid Vicious. 

The majority of the 
wrestlers incited the crowd by 
referring to the people in Kansas 
as "rednecks." Rick Flair said, "I 
don't like farmers and I hate 

In the title match for the 
Tag Team Champions, the 
Mamalukes took on David, 
Daffney and Crowbar. In this 
match the crowd went for the 
underdogs by making lots of 
noise when David and Crowbar 
were down. After "accidentally" 









getting hit with a crowbar by his 
teammate Crowbar, David was 
pinned and counted out and lost 
the match. The Mamalukes are 
still the Tag Team Champions. 

In the main event the 
World Heavyweight Championship 
was put on the line. Heavyweight 
Champion Jeff "The Chosen One" 
Jarrett took on World Heavyweight 
Champion Sid Vicious. Before 
Vicious could get to the ring, 
Jarrett was trying to get to Vicious. 
Jarrett got thrown over the barrier, 
with his face hitting the barrier, 
and "choked slammed" to the 
mat. Vicious had the sleeper hold 
put on him by Jarrett. Jarrett 
supposedly would have won, but 
the crowd was yelling for Vicious 
and that "motivated" him to get out 
of the hold. Jarrett then took the 
wrestling belt and hit Vicious in the 
face. In the end, Vicious pinned 
Jarrett and won the match. The 
wrestlers wore a variety of 
"outfits": black or brightly colored 
Spandex wrestling shorts, black 
dress pants, blue jeans and T- 
shirts. There were around 6,000 
in attendance in the half-full arena. 

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[World Championship Wrestling is 
not meant for just young people, it 
is also for adults. You can watch 
WCW on Monday nights at 7 p.m. 
on TNT, Wednesday nights at 8 
p.m. on TBS and Saturday nights 
at 12:35 a.m. on CBS. 


I Left: Jeff Jarrett | 
gets choked 
slammed by Sid 

Top: Total 
Package flexes 
for the crowd. 

Right: The 
referee tries to 
keep things 
under control. 

5 • The G r i z 

The Champic 

Setting goals, adjusting to new rules and 

practicing for championships makes up the 

man's and woman's cross-country teams. 

For the fifth consecutive 
year, the men's cross-country team 
placed third at Nationals while the 
women placed ninth for the second 
year in a row. 

Now rewind. 

At the beginning of the 
season both the men's and 
women's teams set goals. The 
men's team declared that they 
would like to to win back to back 
Division I Region IV 
Championships and have a shot at 
the National Championship. The 
women stated that they would like 
to get a shot at the Division I 
Region IV Championship and also 
place in the top ten at the National 

With the goals in mind for 
both teams, they had one big 
adjustment to make. Previously, 
they had no limitation on having 
international athletes on the team. 

This year only two international 
men could compete on the team. 
The same went for the women's 

"We usually have quite a 
few runners from Kenya," said 
Coach Rob Neubauer. "Now we 
can only have two guys and two 
girls on each team. The Kenya 
runners rule cross-country." 

The season started off at 
the Tulsa Hurricane Festival where 
the men placed fifth. The women 
placed fourth, with Cindy Dietrich, 
Mulvane sophomore, finishing 
second overall. 

At the Jim Krob Invitational 
in Bethany, Okla., Rob Marney, 
Wyoming sophomore, finished first; 
Moses Gathuka, Kenya 
sophomore, placed second; and 
Elias Thuo, Kenya sophomore, 
came in third, putting the team in 
first place. Dietrich was the 

individual champion for the 
women's team, helping the squad 
to second place in the women's 

Once again, at the Ollie 
Isom Invitational, the men's team 
ran in first with Thuo placing first, 
Marney in second and Gathuka 
finishing third. For the women's 

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side it was a great feat coming in at 
second place overall. 

Heading off to the Region 
VI Championship, the women 
finished second to Barton County. 
Dietrich once again bettered the 
school record to 18:49.7, winning 
by 20 seconds. 

The men also recaptured 

the Division I Championship. Thuo 
finished third, Marney placed fourth 
and Gathuka ran in at fifth. 

At the National 
Championship run, the men placed 
third for the fifth consecutive year 
and the women finished ninth for 
the second year in a row. "Every 
guy ran their best race time wise," 

Story by 
Rachel Julius 

Photo by 
Darren Greiving 

Left: Practice makes perfect seems to 
come true for the men's cross-country 
team. The team finished third at 

said Coach Neubauer. 

Cindy Dietrich was the 
Region VI Champion and an Ail- 
American Runner. Rob Marney, 
Elias Thuo and Moses Gathuka 
were also named All-American 

With cross-country out of 
the way, indoor track is finishing up 
at press time. Then it's on to 
outdoor track and field. 

The indoor track is only 
200 meters, while outside the track 
is 400 meters. "More distance 
races work better for our team," 
said Coach Neubauer. 

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uper Spirit 

Cheerleading isn't 
all fun and games. 

3t takes hard 

work, dedication, 

and a great deal of 

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Story and Layout by Jessy Cfonts 

Above: Cheerleaders perform at 
dozens of events. Butler students see 
them perform at games, but they also 
practice six hours a week. 
Photo by Darren Greiving 
Left: One of the highlights of the 
cheerleaders' year was the Dixie 
Rotary Bowl in Utah. 
Photo by Jessy Clonts 

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Right: Every squad member must be 
able to do a little bit of everything. 
Here the cheerleaders perform 
another difficult routine. 
Photo by Darren Greiving 

Go team, go! You've heard it before on the 
football fields and basketball courts, but Butler's 
spirit squad has had quite a few more advantages 
than other junior college cheerleaders. For 
example, what other squad has been fortunate 
enough to cheer a football team through not one, 
but two national football championships? Oh 
yeah, it has only been done one other time in 
history. And with the exception of one addition, 
Corinn Little, Derby sophomore, the entire nine- 
girl Grizzly squad has cheered together for the 
last two years. This has allowed them to build an 
incredible amount of trust and friendship with 
each other that definitely works to their advantage 
in performing. 

"We spend a lot of time on the road 
together, so we end up getting pretty close to one 
another," says Jennifer Elliott, Oxford sophomore. 
"Of course there are common disagreements that 
occur, but in reality we get along better than any 
other squad I've ever seen." 

The spirit squad practices about six hours a 
week outside of game time, and they were 
recently cheering four basketball games a week. 
While they lost teammates in December, 

they pressed on and tried to fill the void by 
coming up with ways to perform the same level of 
difficult stunts. While some squads give each 
member a certain job, like flying or basing in 
pyramids, the Butler squad prides itself on every 
member being able to do a little of everything. 
"We do have some girls that like to fly better, but 
one aspect of cheering that we really try to focus 
on is being versatile," says Elliott. "We are not 
only cheering for Butler, but we are trying to build 
a strong resume to continue cheering after 
community college." 

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Riding the Waves 

Sutler's award winning student-operated radio 
station gives JVlass Communication students 

firsthand experience. 

Story, Photos and Layout by ^ e s s y C I o n t s 

Last year Butler's KBTL 
88.1 brought home six 
first and second place 
awards from the Kansas 
Association of Broadcasters, more 
than any other school in the state. 
This is hardly what one would 
expect from a junior college radio 
station that has been in full power 
operation for only two years, but 
there are a lot of things that are 
impressive about this unique 
communications program. For 
example, when Butler's radio 
station first went into operation 
three years ago as KBCC, the 
program had only nine students 
enrolled. Now the station has 
approximately 30 students 
deejaying their own shows, with 
music ranging from Rex Harris's 
(Haysville sophomore) rock to Jon 
Shaffer's (Benton sophomore) 
classical symphonies. 

The most striking aspect of 

this radio station is that it is almost 
completely operated by students. 
They choose their own two hour 
time slots during the week, and 
they are allowed to play the music 
of their choice, as long as it's not 

"Butler is a great place to 
get experience," says Matthew 
Jensen, Boulder, Colo, sophomore. 
"The school gives us great support, 
especially with sports. With the 
football team winning two national 
championships, people listen to us 

During basketball season 
Jensen has been doing live play- 
by-play remotes from the men's 
and women's games, which bring a 
lot of county and booster listeners, 
but they aren't the only loyal fans. 
"We have a lot of prison listeners," 
says Shaffer. "All the guys with 
metal shows get letters from the 
prison all the time." 

Faculty Adviser Lance 
Hayes oversees both KBTL and the 
campus television station. He feels 
that the definite strong point of 
88.1 is that the students have so 
much freedom in operating the 
station. "It's an exciting thing to see 
the program grow the way it has 
and have the creative potential. 
These kids do terrific stuff, and 
really what you do is show them 
encouragement and provide them 
with facilities. You answer 
questions if they ask, and just let 
them go, and they do wonderful 
things. They really do." 


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Left: Jon Shaffer is a deejay 
at KBTL Radio where he 
plays classical music. 
Deejays can play just about 
whatever they want. 

Above: Joya Cleveland runs 
the board at the student radio 
station. She is involved in 
many aspects of Mass 
Communications at Butler. 



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